Vegetables help reduce blood pressure

July 7, 2009 5:32:46 PM PDT
Eating more vegetable protein may help lower your blood pressure

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Researchers found the biggest benefit comes from foods rich in glutamic acid which includes beans, whole grains and soy.

Eating just five percent more of those foods could lead to a small decrease in blood pressure, but the American Heart Association says it's enough to prevent more than 25,000 deaths a year from stroke or heart disease.

The new study is in the journal "Circulation."

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